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J. Mol. Biol. 1983 Aug;168(3):687-92
The solvent exchange rates of individual indole NH hydrogens of tryptophan residues of lysozyme have been measured, by using 1H nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, as a function of temperature in the presence of urea and following chemical modification. The results have been interpreted in terms of a low activation energy process which is not dependent on the thermal stability of the protein, and a higher activation energy process that is directly correlated with the thermal stability. The significance of these observations for an understanding of the dynamics of the protein is discussed.